In a viral TikTok video, a Spirit Airlines customer is booted off a flight. As she exits the plane, she wishes the passengers dead, which upsets other TikTok users.
The clip showing the woman being led out was taken by user @yutaka021, another passenger on the plane, and has garnered over 2.7 million views.
@yutaka021 #karen says “I hope you crash and die!” on #spiritairlines ♬ Original sound – ⏳⌛️⚰️
The video shows a woman and a man walking down the aisle of the plane towards the exit. A fellow passenger is heard saying “Booo!” which triggers a response from the booted flyer. “Boo you bitch. If you were in my place, you would do the same,” says the woman.
After exiting the plane, she yells, “I hope you crash and die!”
That prompted a reaction from several passengers: “Ohhh,” a man is heard saying off-camera. “I hope you fall and die,” she said.
Apparently the pilot didn’t like that as he is seen exiting the plane briefly, presumably to leave the passenger with a few words before returning to the plane and entering the cockpit.
There seems to have been a surge in airline drama in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. While the pandemic saw its fair share of drama, as passengers being boarded refused to wear masks, there have been a number of recorded cases of leaflets slamming airlines after a massive number of delays and delays in 2021 and 2022 cancellations had come.
The Daily Dot has contacted @yutaka021 via TikTok and Spirit Airlines via Twitter DM for more information on the incident.
It is unclear why the woman in question was removed from the flight.
Some viewers on TikTok suspected that the pilot in the video above may have simply exited the plane to tell authorities, who were waiting outside the plane to escort the woman back to the airport, that she was on the “no-fly list” for her comments. should be set. Others noted that their comments could be perceived as a threat.
“Miss Ma’am Bouta is on the FBI no-fly list,” one user wrote.
“That’s not what you want on Spirit,” commented another.
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*Initial publication: January 17, 2023 9:06 am CST
Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for the Daily Dot, covering trending human interest/social media stories and real people’s reactions to them. He always tries to incorporate evidence-based studies, current events, and relevant facts to those stories to create your not-so-average viral post.
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/i-hope-yall-crash-and-die-plane-karen/ “Karen” tells the plane “I hope you guys crash and die” while being escorted